CSUB Presidential Search

The Search For Our Next President

The California State University Board of Trustees has launched a nationwide search for the next president of California State University, Bakersfield.

Following CSU policy, the Chair of the CSU Board of Trustees, Wenda Fong, appointed a Trustees Committee for the selection of the president. The Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from the faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as a member of a campus advisory board, all of whom are selected by the university's constituency groups per their selection criteria. Also on the Advisory Committee is a vice president or academic dean from the campus and a president of another CSU campus — both selected by the chancellor in consultation with the board chair. Both committees function as one unified group in the search process.

Questions and Nominations

To submit your questions or nominations, please email presidentsearch@calstate.edu.

Presidential Search Open Forum

The Presidential Search Open Forum was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Solario de Fortaleza in the Student Recreation Center (SRC).

View the Open Forum on YouTube


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Leadership Profile

CSUB's next president will be charged with setting the vision, strategy and goals to nurture and support student success.

Explore the Leadership Profile to learn more about our campus.

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Presidential Search Committee

In accordance with the University Handbook, the membership of the presidential search committee shall consist of the following people.

  • Mildred Garcia
  • Wenda Fong
    Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Jack B. Clarke Jr.
    Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Douglas Faigin
    Trustee and Chair, Search Committee
  • Raji Kaur Brar
  • Jonathan Molina Mancio
  • Thomas A. Parham
    CSU Dominguez Hills, President Representative
  • Thomas D. Wallace
    Administration Representative
  • Yvette Morones
    Staff Representative
  • Aaron Hegde
    Chair, Academic Senate
  • Melissa Danforth
    Faculty Representative
  • Tracey Salisbury
    Faculty Representative
  • Daisy Alamillo
    Student Representative
  • Erin Pruitt
    Student Representative
  • Andres Chavez
    Alumni Representative
  • Connie Perez-Andreesen
    CSUB Foundation Board Representative
  • Emily Duran
    Community Representative
  • Katie Russell
    Community Representative